Renewing your driving licence in Taiwan?

If you live in Taiwan and your Dutch driving licence has expired, you can renew it.

Renewing your driving licence

You can apply to the Road Transport Agency (RDW) in the Netherlands for a new Dutch driving licence as follows:

  1. Request an application form online (information in Dutch).
  2. The RDW will send the application form to the Dutch correspondence address you provide.
  3. Return the form to the RDW, together with the documents required. The user guide for driving licence applications (PDF, 475kb) (information in Dutch) tells you which documents you need to send.
  4. Pay the driving licence application fee.
  5. The RDW will send your driving licence to your correspondence address in the Netherlands within 10 working days.

Driving licence lost or stolen?

If your Dutch driving licence has been lost or stolen, you can apply for a new driving licence as follows:

  1. Request an application form online (information in Dutch).
  2. The RDW will send the application form to the Dutch correspondence address you provide.
  3. Return the form to the RDW, together with the documents required. The user guide for driving licence applications (PDF, 475kb) (information in Dutch) tells you which documents you need to send. You must always submit a statement of loss (PDF, 75kb) (information in Dutch).
  4. Pay the driving licence application fee.
  5. The RDW will send your driving licence to your correspondence address in the Netherlands within 10 working days.

International driving licence lost or stolen?
If your international driving licence (information in Dutch) has been lost or stolen, you will have to go in person to an ANWB store in the Netherlands to get a new one. You cannot buy an international driving licence online or by phone.

Extra information: applying for a Taiwanese driving licence

Do you have a Taiwanese residence permit and do you want to drive a car or motorcycle in Taiwan? Then you need a Taiwanese driver's license. You can apply for it at the Taipei City Motor Vehicles Office.

To apply for a Taiwanese driver's license you will need a certificate of authenticity (information in Dutch). This certificate is issued by the Road Transport Agency (RDW). It shows whether your driving licence is listed in the Central Driving Licences Register. The certificate is in English.

First have the statement legalised by the Consular Service Center (CDC) in The Hague. And then by the Taipei Representative Office Netherlands (TRON) in The Hague.